simba1991 Posted May 27, 2012 Share Posted May 27, 2012 Hi I'm new here but I've long been considering a career as a physician assistant. Several family members are PA's and they love it. I'm just a little nervous about the grade requirements for some programs... I've looked around and most programs require that their prereqs have a grade of C/C- or better, which is generous. However, some programs just say that they require "B" in their prereqs. Now, my question is that I have a B- in one of my classes (chemistry), which is usually required and I don't know if that still qualifies as a "B". For the prerequisites, the programs do not specify a certain number such as 3.00 - they just say B. Yet in their requirement for cumulative/science gpa, they clearly say at least a 3.00 is required. I'm just not sure if the B- is good enough to count... but maybe it is since they didn't specify 3.0? And some universities/colleges do not use minus/plus...grades just translate to pure A or B instead of B+/B-. If that was confusing, for example: Program requirements -----Cumulative GPA: 3.00 -----Science GPA as calculated by CASPA: 3.00 -----Two semesters of biology: B or better -----Two semesters of chemistry: B or better etc. I really care about becoming a PA so if I absolutely have to re-take it I can... but I'd much rather take other courses such as public health, upper level biology, etc. instead because they interest me more. I'm in my last year at college. I reckon the best thing to do is ask the programs directly if that's okay, which is what I have done for a few of them and I'm still waiting for a reply...which probably won't come until later this week. I was just wondering if anyone had experience with this problem and knew, in general, if a B- is fine in their experience, in the meantime. I'm panicking a little bit... Other than that glitch, my science GPA looks fairly strong. I'm just worried. Thank you! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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